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Dog shaved to look like lion sparks 911 call in Norfolk (video at source)
The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 1/9/2013 | Patrick Wilson

Posted on 01/09/2013 6:04:34 AM PST by RoosterRedux

The 911 caller reported that the baby lion was walking down Colley Avenue, possibly looking for food, near 50th Street. So police called the Virginia Zoo around 10:15 a.m. to make sure the lions were all accounted for, said Winfield Danielson, a zoo spokesman.

Mramba, the male lion, and Zola, the female, were in their habitats.

As it turns out, it was Charles the Monarch that was out and about.

Neighborhood regulars know Charles, who hangs out with his owner at Daniel Painter's business, Daniel's Lawn & Garden Center, on Colley Avenue.

Charles is a cross of Labrador retriever and poodle shaved to look like the mascot of Old Dominion University.

He likes to dine at University Pizza.

(Excerpt) Read more at hamptonroads.com.nyud.net ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; labradoodle; lion

1 posted on 01/09/2013 6:04:40 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

2 posted on 01/09/2013 6:05:51 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Liberty and Freedom!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Looks more like a sheep than a lion.


3 posted on 01/09/2013 6:07:14 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: RoosterRedux

That caller needs to watch the Nature Channel or Nat’l Geo. a little more.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 6:08:14 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: shelterguy

Sheep dog.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 6:09:11 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: RoosterRedux; Joe 6-pack
Beat me by 5 minutes on this. Will ask Admin Mod to pull my accidental duplicate.

Also, pinging for Doggie list.

Woof, I mean, roarrr...

:-)

6 posted on 01/09/2013 6:11:37 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: shelterguy

I can see why they might think it was a young lion at a distance like say 100 yards.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 6:12:40 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: RoosterRedux

People will ask my vet to do that haircut on their cats too. It’s pretty funny.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 6:13:37 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RoosterRedux

looks like a stuffed lion.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 6:13:43 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

10 posted on 01/09/2013 6:14:16 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RoosterRedux

Well, that’s an easy way to get shot. [smirk]


12 posted on 01/09/2013 6:15:25 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: jsanders2001

“I can see why they might think it was a young lion at a distance like say 100 yards.”

Except that baby lions don’t have manes


13 posted on 01/09/2013 6:17:17 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: RoosterRedux
This is why I shave my dog to look like a chupacabra in order to avoid any confusion...


14 posted on 01/09/2013 6:18:15 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m sorry that is just a cruel joke.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 6:21:50 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: All

Is it just me who thinks it’s weird (perhaps even spooky) that dup-posts concerning a story about a lion-shaved dog would appear within 2.5 minutes of each other? :)


16 posted on 01/09/2013 6:23:39 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: RoosterRedux

If I were a dog shaved to look like that I’d probably run away........


17 posted on 01/09/2013 6:24:25 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: nuconvert

> “I can see why they might think it was a young lion at a distance like say 100 yards.”

Except that baby lions don’t have manes

Yeah you and I know that but someone might not.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 6:30:11 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: nuconvert

> “I can see why they might think it was a young lion at a distance like say 100 yards.”

Except that baby lions don’t have manes

Yeah you and I know that but someone else might not.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 6:30:25 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: RoosterRedux

Jeesh! The 911 caller must be a moron! Oh, wait, Virginia voted in Tim KKKain.....I guess it is at least half +1 filled with morons now...


20 posted on 01/09/2013 6:30:25 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: RoosterRedux

kinda spoils the illusion when the “lion” trots up and licks your hand...then you just got a dopey-looking dog for months!


21 posted on 01/09/2013 6:36:38 AM PST by bigbob
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To: RoosterRedux
This sort of thing has become a trend in professional dog grooming competitions in recent years:


22 posted on 01/09/2013 6:42:59 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: CSM
Jeesh! The 911 caller must be a moron! Oh, wait, Virginia voted in Tim KKKain.....I guess it is at least half +1 filled with morons now...

No, my friend we're not all morons and from my understanding, the 911 call and calls to local TV stations were made by visitor, not locals.

23 posted on 01/09/2013 6:43:58 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Poor dog!


24 posted on 01/09/2013 6:50:41 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: jsanders2001

“””I can see why they might think it was a young lion at a distance like say 100 yards.”””

I got drunk one time and thought a fire hydrant was a kid.
It never did talk back to me when I asked it questions.


25 posted on 01/09/2013 6:55:38 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: RoosterRedux

Too cute. Strange looking, though. If I had seen that photo without the accompanying story, I would have thought I was looking at a stuffed toy.


26 posted on 01/09/2013 7:15:47 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: RoosterRedux

They need to listen to Jerry Clower “Lion in the Yard”


27 posted on 01/09/2013 7:25:16 AM PST by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: RoosterRedux

28 posted on 01/09/2013 7:37:52 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s a mutt. You got gypped. ;-)


29 posted on 01/09/2013 7:40:15 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s a mutt. You got gypped. ;-)


30 posted on 01/09/2013 7:40:15 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Cat say “Meow”. Lion say “Woof”.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 7:51:13 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: RoosterRedux; Joe 6-pack

For the last time, I wasn’t the one with the doggie clippers!

(And I told Joe not to do it, but no, he said it’d be a *great* joke....)


32 posted on 01/09/2013 8:27:53 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: jsanders2001

Except... young lions don’t have manes.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 9:07:36 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Gabz

You, other Virginia FReepers and Mark Levin is why I qualified my statment with “half +1.” ;-) I figured the moron contingency are transplants and not true Virginians!


34 posted on 01/09/2013 10:37:58 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: yldstrk

On a long-haired cat, a lion cut is a very practical way to keep the cat cool in the summer, as well as eliminating matting. My long-haired cat has a lion cut, and she loves it.


35 posted on 01/09/2013 11:25:01 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: RoosterRedux

“If I were King of the Forest, Not queen, not duke, not prince...”


36 posted on 01/09/2013 12:42:16 PM PST by Ken H
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To: CSM

You’re digging yourself in deeper, sweetie :-) I’m a transplant............and a yankee transplant at that......


37 posted on 01/09/2013 12:53:22 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Looks like Bert Lahr


38 posted on 01/09/2013 5:55:22 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: Gabz

You can be a transplant and still a true Virginian! I think “The Great One” is a transplant too!

OK, I’ll quit digging now....


39 posted on 01/10/2013 5:42:49 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

LOL!

I saw video of this dog last night running down the street - if I was across the street from it and didn’t have lasses on, I sure would have been doing a double take. From a distance, the cut and color is a great job!!!


40 posted on 01/10/2013 5:50:52 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: RoosterRedux; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ..
I'm sorry... this is SO funny! (Although I feel bad for the dog)

See pic of the "baby lion" in #2. (Thanks, RoosterRedux)

41 posted on 01/10/2013 9:56:21 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: RoosterRedux; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ..
I'm sorry... this is SO funny! (Although I feel bad for the dog)

See pic of the "baby lion" in #2. (Thanks, RoosterRedux)

42 posted on 01/10/2013 9:57:38 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: nutmeg

I think it is adorable. And I do not feel bad for the dog; he doesn’t know he looks silly, and he probably gets tons more attention from people because of the look. (To me he looks like a stuffed toy.)


43 posted on 01/10/2013 11:07:00 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: RoosterRedux
*Charles* is a wannabe...this is the *original*...


44 posted on 01/10/2013 11:14:57 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Hot Tabasco

45 posted on 01/10/2013 3:35:49 PM PST by Yehuda (If you were to choose between an armed teacher, or a class full of dead students, which would you)
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To: RoosterRedux

What a kissa....he is cute!!!!


46 posted on 01/10/2013 3:37:55 PM PST by 1217Chic
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